gene library


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gene li·brar·y

(jēn lī'brār-ē),
A haphazard assembly of cloned DNA fragments inside of a vector which may contain genetic information about a species.

gene library

Genomic library Genetics A molecular 'database' created when the mRNA extracted from a given tissue is reverse transcribed into cDNA (complementary DNA) segments, which in toto comprise the sequences of genes expressed in the tissue of interest. See Library Molecular biology A random collection of DNA fragments–typically representing the entire genome of an organism that have been inserted into a cloning vector.

gene library

A collection of cloned deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragments together with information about the gene function. See also GENETIC MAPPING.

gene library

see GENE BANK.
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DNA collected from those who volunteer will be held in an anonymous gene library and made available to heart researchers across the UK.
The world's most-remote and exotic locations have provided much of the source material for Diversa's biomolecule gene library, including ocean floors, volcanoes, geysers, polar ice caps, rain forests, and deserts.
Recently, a methanogenic archaeal 16S rRNA gene library of pig faeces was constructed wherein the clones were mainly separated into three clusters--Methanobrevibacter, Methanosphaera, and a group of uncultivated archaea [7].
Instead of looking for the gene in the lab, Olson went to the library--the gene library, that is.
NetGene, its proprietary gene library currently contains over 90,000 sequences of 5 prime sequence tags of human full-length cDNA clones.